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Peugeot Partner, Fiat Scudo, Citreon Jumpy

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by twowheelsgood, 14 May 2008.

  1. twowheelsgood

    twowheelsgood Senior Member

    Location:
    Zurich Switzerland
    Anyone own or has owned one of these? (the model up to 2006)

    I'm just wondering if these things are big enough to sleep in comfortably if suitably kitted out.

    They seem ideal; cheap, very economical (v. good direct injection HDi engine) and more compact and easier to drive than a VW transporter.

    Any experience welcome.
     
  2. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I thought the title of this thread was the R4 Shipping Forecast.

    (no, never owned any of those...maybe get onto a motoring forum, or the company websites for info?)
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Have you hit hard times then TWG?
     
  4. cannondale boy

    cannondale boy Über Member

    Location:
    somewhere in fife
    Never driven one, but one of my friends mums has one.

    As i can see, you could fit 3 bikes in the back standing up no problem, so very spacious.
     
  5. twowheelsgood

    twowheelsgood Senior Member

    Location:
    Zurich Switzerland
    Nothing to do with cost more to do with stealth (i.e. looking like a standard white van than a "please rob-me, lots of goodies on board" camper) and not being a total bus to drive in town. I'll be touring Europe, including Eastern Europe.

    I'd certainly fit an extremely well finished interior, heating, 230V electrics a computer and TV, so not exactly slumming it. I'd like it to take me and the MTB across Europe.
     
  6. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    I suppose it depends how tall/short you are! ;)

    Until I can afford a campervan, I would like to buy (when I can afford one of them) a VW Caddy or Renault Kangoo for the very same reason.

    Otherwise get a large-ish tent.
     
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    i'd forget the Peugeot. The transport at the hospital where I used to work run a fleet of Berlingos, which are the same as the Peugeot Partner and the Kangoo. I spoke to a few of the drivers, as I was considering the Citroen (cheapest of the 3) a few years ago. They said that they were ok to drive, but most of them had niggly problems whenever they went in for their 3-monthly checks.

    VW do a similar sized van, as do Ford, but they're more expensive.
     
  8. twowheelsgood

    twowheelsgood Senior Member

    Location:
    Zurich Switzerland
    Ahh, sorry my mistake, I meant the Peugeot EXPERT, which is indeed the same as the Scudo and Jumpy and somewhat bigger than the partner.

    Once upon a time people went campintg in Bedford beagles, basically a Vauxhall Viva HA van. These were TINY!

    http://www.dormobile.org.uk/bedford-ha_new.html

    Love the tent to stick your feet out the end!
     
  9. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    What you want is a Mazda Bongo.

    No, really-

    http://www.bongofury.co.uk/

    There are some great examples around. Already kitted out with a bed in the roof. Some with a kitchen in the back. Loads of room.
     
  10. I hired a Partner once - from Montpellier, to Beziers etc etc and it was superb. Plenty of room to shove three bikes - nooks and crannies everywhere to stuff things - seemed like a well thought out rolling cupboard unit.
     
  11. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    We hired a Jumpy for the day and it was great. I don't know if I'd have slept in it though. And I couldn't ever bring myself to buy a van called a Jumpy.
     
  12. twowheelsgood

    twowheelsgood Senior Member

    Location:
    Zurich Switzerland
    Yeah, those bongos have a good reputation (well anything mazda is practically bomb proof), but are more VW transporter sized. I was VERY impressed with the export prices listed, especially with the dollar value as given! Anything more than 3 years old practically is worthless. £1500-2000 for the very best!

    I was really hoping to get away with the absolute minimum that I can lay out flat in, bike under the bed at night. The purpose being that it could double as a moderately sensible car for 2 people at other times.

    I'm 6'2" which is 1.89m. The literature says the load length is 2.05m. The HDi engine is also good for 45mpg.
     
  13. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    Most. Surreal. Sentence. Ever. :wacko:
     
  14. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    A hearse?
     
  15. djmc

    djmc Über Member

    Location:
    Quimper
    We have both a Berlingo (same as Peugeot Partner), and a Romahome which is a campervan based on the Berlingo by a company Island Plastics in the Isle of Wight. We got the campervan first. We like both of them. Reasonable to drive, lots of room, comfortable to sleep in. We haven't had any problems with the car and no major problems with the Romahome which is a lot older.